I've used it for backup of my workstation using robocopy in a scheduled task once a week of all my primary partitions ever since - a sort of peace of mind backup system. I also had set this unit up for e-mail to notify me of any issues or RAID issues.
I received an error of disk 3 failing a few days ago and contacted Iomega. Longer story short - register the product within 90 days of purchase and save your proof of registration or Iomega will throw you in the cold.
My colleague gave me a used 1.5 TB disk and used it to replace the failed disk. After turning the unit back on, and logging into the web interface, I received this error:
So, I clicked I agree to overwrite, but once again I was greeted with the same error over and over.
No big deal, I have SSH access from playing with it previously to configure Ethernet teaming (to squeeze more speed which did nothing). Here's a tutorial to enable SSH - http://iomega.nas-central.org/wiki/Root_access_enabling_(Home_Media_CE)
- Connected via SSH to the unit
- Scanned the disks associated to the LVM - pvscan
- Confirmed the my new drive by inspecting the partitions with - cat /proc/partitions
- Cleared the new disks partition table, which happened to be sdc
- Reconnected to the web interface and after authorizing the overwrite of the disk once last time, I was able to see the RAID begin repair and rebuilding using my new disk.
Okey Mcsmokey Skiddly doo!